Home for Girls to begin construction
January 28, 2005

Home for Girls to begin construction

The sod has been turned to get work started soon on a school for girls in the Marriaqua Valley.

The $300,000 project, to be called the Our Lady of Guadeloupe Home for Girls, is supposed to occupy two floors and if all goes well should be finished by September. {{more}}

The ceremonial turning of the sod was done Tuesday by Errol Belgraves, who will be the contractor in charge of the project, and witnessed by Sister Pat, principal of the St. Joseph’s Convent , Marriaqua and several seminarians from Trinidad, Dominica and the Bahamas.

Sister Pat said that the home is a project being undertaken by the Diocese of Kingstown and will count on local help and with promised assistance from German and Canadian sources with furnishings.

The home, which has been described as “well needed” should cater for at least 18 girls in need. Original funding was provided by the Government of Japan which donated US$90,000.